FIU (2-5, 2-1) lost for the first time in three games and was held without a touchdown for the first time this season. Wesley Carroll was 20 for 32 for 210 yards, but threw three interceptions.
A 26-yard field goal by Jack Griffin gave FIU a 9-7 lead in the third. The Owls scored on their next possession on a 16-yard touchdown run by Morris that gave them a 14-9 lead.
The Golden Panthers had a chance to take the lead early in the fourth quarter, but Florida Atlantic stopped them on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line.